FSF: EndSoftwarePatents.org Phase II: developing a global resource and campaign
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 24 Feb 2009 09:00
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
In recent years, some of the largest technology companies have led a charge to register tens of thousands of software patents in an apparent attempt to stifle competition and threaten software users. To counter those efforts O'Riordan explained the work the campaign will undertake, "We have the arguments and the studies to show how software patents harm competition, choice, innovation, SMEs, standards, and entrepreneurs. We can show that by blocking individuals and communities from participating in software development, software patents impede a very important activity. We've seen how inefficient, slow, and costly the patent system is -- how incompatible it is with software development timelines.
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